Assistant Research Professor (Multiple Positions)

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

ID: 7063414
Posted: February 6, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Highlights
The department of Steward Observatory seeks to fill the position of Assistant Research Professor. This research faculty position at Steward Observatory (SO) will be in support of existing programs and also the NIRCam and MIRI teams for JWST. The new University-wide Research Data Center provides access to high-end, local supercomputing resources (up to ~ 380 TFLOPS) including distributed, shared-memory, and GPU architectures. Observational facilities at SO include the 2x8.4m Large Binocular Telescope, the 6.5m MMT, and the twin 6.5m Magellan telescopes. The position is at a salary from $54,000 to $73,000, depending on qualifications & experience. Position may last up to two years depending on funding and performance. For full consideration, applications should be received by February 13th, although later applications will be considered to the best of our ability.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
Applicants with research interests in planetary debris disks will assist in awarded programs with HST for coronagraphic imaging of nearby debris disks, on developing an advanced debris disk model, and in preparing for guaranteed time programs with JWST. Those with expertise in the high redshift Universe will participate in preparations for the NIRCam/NIRSpec JADES program in the HUDF and a MIRI survey in the same region. The positions are also to help with reduction of instrument commissioning data and the optimization of analysis tools. The positions will be immersed within a rich astrophysical environment. SO is a member of the interdisciplinary Theoretical Astrophysics Program.

Additional duties as assigned.


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